Metal Drift is a futuristic arena combat game in drift-tanks. It is team-based with online multiplayer. You can level up your player and your weapons over time to unlock more weapons and upgrades for your tank. Metal Drift features 56 different tank configurations with various weapon and upgrade selections to choose from. In addition, the drift-tanks have a unique energy system that allows the pilot to direct acquired energy into a speed boost or to power up weapons for extra damage. The game also features 5 different arenas, each with their own racing lines and boost tunnels. Read More...

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So we finally have a solid release date for the next big Metal Drift update! Jan. 17th!

We’re packing a lot of goodness into this one. It’s really multiple updates worth of goodness in one. The big addition is a brand new deck, complete with an entirely new look! If you were sick of beige and metallic blue, we’re mixing it up with greens and purples!

Next big change is the combination of our demo and full-copy servers! This will give everyone more actual humans to destroy.

Lastly, the HUD has been completely overhauled. After 3 years, finally every weapon has its own reticle! The power up animation is now identical, and obvious, across all weapons. Also added; a widget to indicate turret/chassis alignment, and a ‘boost’ indicator.

Javelin In-Game_01

The new deck was holding everything up. It’s actually taken 2+ years to hammer this sucker out. I foolishly tried about a dozen new game-play ideas before I finally came back to the tried and true elements that we love about our existing decks.

The new deck, ‘Javelin’, is more open; so rockets are probably going to get some more play here. But pacing and flow are similar to ‘Master’ (I hope).

Xbox 360 Controller + Metal Drift = Awesome

Xbox 360 Controller + Metal Drift = Awesome

3 years ago News 1 comment

I decided to play around with some joystick emulators and have made a pretty good 360 controller setup in Metal Drift.

Javelin: Textured Bumpers

Javelin: Textured Bumpers

4 years ago News 2 comments

A preview of the first piece of Javelin (New Metal Drift Deck) textured and lit.

New Metal Drift Deck: Javelin

New Metal Drift Deck: Javelin

4 years ago News 1 comment

A fly through and brief description of the untextured new deck for Metal Drift.

New Metal Drift Level - Wasteland

New Metal Drift Level - Wasteland

4 years ago News 4 comments

An update covering the work done last year on a new level set for Metal Drift.

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fandi12345 Oct 27 2012 says:

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LLC Aug 31 2012 says:

Good news:

Metal Drift is on sale now for $1 ! :D
Time Left on this deal >>> 6 days

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Xok Aug 18 2012 says:

I get an error:

Video device does not support hardware vertex shaders - cannot run game
I used to be able to play this on an older computer, but I've since upgraded it and I'm now getting this error. For some reason, programs have been having a hard time knowing my system specs/checking what graphics card I have properly, and I believe Metal Drift also isn't detecting my video device properly.

Is there any way to force launch? If not, could a way be made?

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Pucokue Apr 21 2012 says:

I have this game on Steam. It certainly needs more people playing. With real people playing, the game is very fun and I find myself going on for several hours longer than I planned. A lot of people need to buy this game. The more people it has, the funner it is.

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Zygo Jul 11 2011 says:

This looks badass

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Detnaite Jun 9 2011 says:

Wasn't this on some "to be released" slot of "Instant Action" before it went down?

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BlackJacketGames Creator
BlackJacketGames Jun 14 2011 replied:

Yes it was. We were supposed to be a launch title for Instant Action.

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TucoBenedicto Mar 11 2011 says:

No demo available?

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BlackJacketGames Creator
BlackJacketGames Jun 14 2011 replied:

There is a demo available on steam

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Subject134127 Jan 3 2011 says:

hmm, if you're going to continue those tournament/grudge match videos i think you should implement some sort of spectator role.

1. you could get hit instead of the opponent, making it unfair
2. the two players now can't move around freely as there is always a camera car somewhere
3. it's annoying to watch as you have to back out to avoid the points i made because they started battling.

if you had some spectator role with a non-collision free camera, and options for a battlefield overview from the two team's sides and a top view, and maybe a follow option to track individual players, it would greatly enhance the quality of the videos. (and that means more people will make videos too, which is good for advertising).

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